|Document ID (ISN)||105395|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Barcenas C.H., Delclos G.L., El-Zein R., Tortolero-Luna G., Whitehead L.W., Spitz M.R.
||Wood dust exposure and the association with lung cancer risk
||Apr. 2005, Vol.47, No.4, p.349-357. 31 ref.
||Wood dust was designated as a human carcinogen based on increased sinus and nasal cancer rates among exposed workers. However, data on an association with lung cancer have so far been inconclusive. In this study, self-reported wood dust exposure was compared among 1,368 lung cancer patients and 1,192 cancer free adults. Epidemiological information was collected through a detailed personal interview. Significantly elevated adjusted risk estimates were consistently observed. The adjusted odds ratio (OR) for combined wood dust related occupations and industries was 3.15 and for an overall summary exposure measure it was 1.60. The association was maintained when stratified by histopathological type. It is concluded that wood dust exposure is a potential risk factor for lung cancer.
||lung cancer; wood dust
||occupation disease relation; case-control study; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)